No one has done more Melbourne Osaka races, and he usually delivers back to Oz singlehanded. He’s sailed tall ships, fast boats you all know, and everything in between; even sailed a square rigger to Siberia with a Russian crew. Jimmi has hundreds of thousands of miles delivering, and lives on his half-tonner in Australia.
His friends wrote that “Jimmi is by himself and now faces another 10 days in hospital alone, and another 3 weeks before he can fly back to Oz. If any sailors nearby feel like dropping in to Cedar Sinai Hospital in LA to go and talk sailing for a half hour, it would do wonders for him. He is the real deal.”
Photo thanks to Tak Yamakasi.